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  • 20 Jan 2018
    Tensions rise as new inmate attack fuels French prison strikes

    Tensions rise as new inmate attack fuels French prison strikes

    French police fired tear gas to break up a picket line of striking prison guards at Europe's biggest jail on Friday, as a fresh assault by inmates on staff at a facility in Corsica fuelled demands for...

  • One year on, Trump leads divided US into government shutdown

    One year on, Trump leads divided US into government shutdown

    With a midnight shutdown deadline looming, US President Donald Trump invited top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer to the White House for talks President Donald Trump was faced Friday with the prospect...

  • 19 Jan 2018
    Arsenal's Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez during the English League Cup semi-final first leg football match ...

    Guardiola gives up on Sanchez deal as Mourinho waits

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola accepted he had lost out in the race to sign Alexis Sanchez as Jose Mourinho insisted Friday it was still not certain the Chile forward would join Manchester Unit...

  • Pele pictured during the opening event of the 2018 Carioca Football Championship at Cidade das Artes ...

    Hospitalised Pele cancels London trip

    Pele is in hospital after collapsing due to exhaustion, preventing him from travelling to London for an engagement this weekend, the English Football Writers Association (FWA) revealed on Friday. T...

  • Veteran Crouch shock target for Chelsea

    Veteran Crouch shock target for Chelsea

    Veteran striker Peter Crouch could be set for a shock loan move to Premier League champions Chelsea from strugglers Stoke City, according to the British media on Friday. The former England internat...

  • LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during he first quarter against the Boston ...

    James, Curry will captain teams in new-look All-Star Game

    LeBron James and Stephen Curry led the voting for NBA All-Star Game starters announced Thursday and will serve as team captains in the league's new-look mid-season exhibition on February 18. Clevel...

  • Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger arrives for the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth ...

    Wenger vows to stick with troubled Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal's turbulent January hasn't affected his desire to remain in charge of the troubled Premier League club beyond this season. Wenger's side head into Saturday's clash wit...

  • Chelsea's Italian head coach Antonio Conte gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League ...

    Forward thinking gives Conte a headache

    Antonio Conte will attempt to find a solution to Chelsea's problems in front of goal without the services of suspended pair Alvaro Morata and Pedro when they face Brighton on Saturday. Michy Batshu...

  • Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola gestures in his seat as he waits for kick ...

    City plan birthday gift for Guardiola

    Manchester City plan to give Pep Guardiola a belated birthday present when the leaders try to bounce back from their first Premier League defeat in more than nine months against Newcastle on Saturday....

  • Zambia and Namibia have reached the African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finals. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

    Zambia, Namibia reach CHAN quarter-finals

    Zambia and Namibia reached the African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finals on Thursday after contrasting victories in central Moroccan city Marrakech. Augustine Mulenga, who turned 28 the da...

  • (FILES) This file picture taken on November 3, 2009 shows AC Milan's Brasilian forward Ronaldinho controlling the ...

    Retiring Ronaldinho thanks the ball

    World Cup winner Ronaldinho took the unusual step of thanking his ball on Thursday as he spoke for the first time about his retirement, announced on Tuesday by his brother. "After three decades ded...

  • Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva stands during the Spanish league football match Granada FC ...

    Report uncovers insane fee Barca paid for Neymar

    FC Barcelona shelled out more than KSh25.2 billion for Neymar including his salary and the "countless hidden clauses of the transfer," Spain's El Mundo daily said Thursday. If confirmed, this would...

  • 18 Jan 2018
    Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring a hat-trick against Benfica in their Champions League ...

    Dortmund deny contact with Arsenal for Aubameyang

    Borussia Dortmund said Thursday they have had no contact with Arsenal amidst reports their star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is chasing a move to the Premier League giants. Aubameyang's father...

  • Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts after beating Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff in their men's singles second round ...

    Federer shines as Djokovic survives brutal heat test

    Defending champion Roger Federer cooly swept into the Australian Open third round Thursday as Novak Djokovic survived a gruelling fitness test under the brutal Melbourne sun. But with temperatures ...

  • Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (R) celebrates his second goal with Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel ...

    Pique extends Barcelona deal

    Resurgent Barcelona were given a fresh boost Thursday when key defender Gerard Pique signed a contract extension until 2022. Having recently lost Brazilian superstar Neymar in an aggressive contrac...

  • Romania's Simona Halep hits a return against Canada's Eugenie Bouchard during their women's singles second ...

    Halep crushes Bouchard to keep Slam dream alive

      World number one Simona Halep kept her quest for a maiden Grand Slam title on course by cruising into the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday. The Romanian top seed needed just...

  • French L1 FC Girondins de Bordeaux' French head coach Jocelyn Gourvennec looks on during a ...

    Struggling Bordeaux sack coach

    Relegation-threatened French Ligue 1 side Bordeaux have fired their coach Jocelyn Gourvennec, the Atlantic coast side club said on Thursday. The move follows a 2-0 defeat against Caen on Tuesday. ...

  • CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 17: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors takes a rebound away ...

    Warriors equal record with 14th road win in a row

    Klay Thompson scored 38 points and Stephen Curry added 30 to spark defending NBA champion Golden State over Chicago 119-112 Wednesday, giving the Warriors a club record-matching 14th consecutive road ...

  • (FILES) This file photo taken on November 18, 2017 shows Arsenal's Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez gesturing as ...

    Man U to make Sanchez highest-paid EPL player

    Manchester United are set to land Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal by making him the Premier League's highest paid player, according to several reports on Thursday. The Chilean striker would earn betwee...

  • Trump unveils 'Fake News Awards' after drawing rebuke from Republican senator

    Trump unveils ‘Fake News Awards’ after drawing rebuke from Republican senator

    Arizona Republican Jeff Flake unleashed a broadside against Donald Trump, criticizing his attacks on the press ahead of the president's announcement of controversial "Fake News Awards" Donald Trump...

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